OPINION: ‘Well-qualified job seekers scammed’

DEAR Editor,-

It’s been revealed that well-qualified local job seekers are being scammed through false promises of job interviews in exchange for a cash handout. One young man, mentored by well-known Munster community leader Vic Neilson, qualified with a BSc in chemistry and hydrology at the University of Zululand at the end of last year.

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Inocent Mthuli has since applied for several positions in various parts of South Africa, at considerable travelling cost to relatives and friends, but so far without success. An offer came via sms for an interview for a position at Eskom’s Medupi Power Station at Lephelale in Limpopo.

It cost Mr Mthuli R1 600 (which he had to borrow) to get to Medupi, where the Eskom receptionist politely told him that there were no such vacancies available and that this was a very common scam.

He then phoned the man who had sent him the Eskom job offer, to be told that only if he paid them R3 500 would he be put on the short list for the ‘interview’.

Anyone who is about to help Mr Mthuli in any way (he’s desperate for a job) can contact him at 078 3887336 or Vic Neilson at 039 3191720 or 083 3209424.




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